Responding to a list of singer-songwriter Ruth Gerson ’92’s favorite love songs in the Jan. 13 issue, readers shared their own special songs at PAW Online.
Larry Greenfield ’64 recounted how, for his 30th wedding anniversary, he created for his wife a book of song lyrics, “one for each year of our marriage, and they described something personal that we treasured about our lives together.”
Mike Axelrod *66 met his wife, Joyce, in 1956, and their theme song for many years has been “When I’m Sixty-Four” by the Beatles. “The words to this song ring true today and hopefully many years to come,” he wrote.
Michael Burrill ’66 wrote that “I’ll Be Seeing You” was especially appropriate for wartime, “with lovers separated by thousands of miles.” Noting the last line, “I’ll be looking at the moon, but I’ll be seeing you,” he added: “I can just imagine my parents listening to it. They were married in 1941, and I was born on D-Day.”
Art Garfunkel’s version of “I Only Have Eyes for You” is J. Russell Stevens ’76’s favorite song. “Garfunkel’s voice is beautiful, and the production is wonderful.”
For Katherine P. Holden ’73, these songs stir “so many great memories”: the Commodores’ “Lady (You Bring Me Up),” Hall & Oates’ “You Make My Dreams Come True,” Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September,” the Spinners’ “One of a Kind Love Affair,” and Jackie Wilson’s “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher.”